Haunted: The George and Dragon Hotel, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Stewart | On 01, Jun 2017
The Haunted George and Dragon Hotel
High Street, West Wycombe HP14 3AB
The George and Dragon hotel is situated on the High Street of the quaint National Trust village of West Wycombe.
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.
Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.
And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.
It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!
This old 18th century grade II listed coaching inn is said to have its own residential ghost nicknamed Sukie.
You may’ve read about Sukie before as she also said to haunt the infamous Hellfire Caves which are only a stone’s throw away from the George and Dragon.
Sukie was a young 16 year old maid who worked at the inn back in the 18th century.
It’s said that she was dating a local aristocrat.
One day she got a note from the aristocrat asking her to put on a wedding dress and to meet him in the Hellfire Caves.
So she turned up in the cave in her wedding dress expecting to get secretly married to her aristocratic boyfriend.
But it turned out that it was just a silly prank set up by three local boys from the village.
She was so annoyed that she started to threw some stones at her tormentors.
Well one of the boys throw the stones back at her and knocked her out…
They brought her back to the hotel but tragically she never woke up and died later that night in the guest room!
Today, spooked members of staff and guests alike have witnesses her ghostly apparition in the hotel’s bedrooms and also standing by the inn’s fireplace.
FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: Amberley Castle
The Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Amberley.
The castle started life out as a timber-framed hunting lodge in 1103.
But it upgraded to a fortified manor house in 1377 by the bishop of Chichester.
After the Reformation the castle still belonged to the church but was leased out to the crown.
During the English Civil War part of the castle was destroyed by Parliamentarian forces and it fell into ruin.
The Duke of Norfolk leased Amberley Castle in 1893 and started to renovate it.
Today the castle has been transferred into an amazing luxury hotel.
The castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl called Emily who committed suicide at the castle.
Her ghostly apparition has been seen by terrified witnesses in and around the Herstmonceux room!